Birmingham

Birmingham Alabama skyline

Birmingham

Now is a great time to add Birmingham real estate to your investment portfolio.  Birmingham home prices are currently at historically low levels. Below are just a few of the reason why you should buy investment property in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • It is one of the most affordable cities in the U.S. to live.
  • Home prices are currently at historically low levels.
  • It is one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern U.S.
  • It ranks 54th in population among the nation’s top 268 metropolitan areas.
  • The local economy is diversified with manufacturing, higher education, medical professions, and banking being among the top employers.
  • It has three universities, four junior colleges, three technical schools, & three religious training schools.
  • 46 percent of the population are renters.
  • Rental rates vs. home values allow for excellent cash flow opportunities.
  • Rental rates are on the rise.
  • Rental unit demand is currently high.

The City of Birmingham, Alabama, is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama. Birmingham is the largest city in the state with a population currently estimated at 242,820, and a metro population of 1,079,089.

Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the cross-section of two major railroads, the city was once the primary industrial center of the southern United States. At the height of the nation’s manufacturing age, the city grew so fast in population, it was called the “Magic City.” Today, Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking and service-based economy, making it one of the nation’s most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a burgeoning loft community, a world-class culinary scene and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation!

Birmingham SkylineBirmingham also boasts 99 historic neighborhoods and is often referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement. The average (high) temperature in the city is 65°; the average low is 51°. The city is centrally located in the southeast and easily accessible to major hubs in the region.

Birmingham Stats:

  • Ranks 13th among the largest southeastern metropolitan areas
  • Represents 24 percent of Alabama’s total population
  • Represents 31 percent of Alabama’s total payroll dollars
  • Ranks 48th in population among the nation’s top 300 metropolitan areas
  • Home to 40,680 Businesses

Some of Birmingham’s Largest Employers:

University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
Baptist Medical Centers
BellSouth
Honda Manufacturing Plant
Mercedes – Benz Manufacturing Plant
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Protective Life Insurance Headquarters
Regions Bank, NA. Headquarters
Wells Fargo Bank
BBVA Compass Bank
Alabama Power Company Headquarters
Books-A-Million Headquarters
Energen Corporation
SONAT Corporation

Local Area Attractions:

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Institute is located in the Civil Rights District, which includes the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, Fourth Avenue Business District, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Carver Theatre.

The Historic Alabama Theater is a movie palace in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built in 1927 by Paramount’s Publix Theatre chain as its flagship theater for the southeastern region of the United States. Seating 2,500 people at the time, it was the largest in the Birmingham Theatre district. The district was once home to a myriad of large theaters that featured vaudeville, performing arts, nickelodeons, and large first-run movie palaces. The Alabama is the only district theater still operating today. Built to show silent films, the Alabama still features its original Wurlitzer theater organ.

The Barbers Motor Sports Museum and Park iis a 740 acres multi-purpose racing facility located on the eastern fringes of Birmingham, Alabama,near Leeds. It was built by George Barber, and includes the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum. It has been the site of the IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama since 2010 season. Barber is also the home of the North American Porsche Driving School and the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle School.

Birmingham, AL view from Railroad Park Railroad Park is a 19-acre park in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, that opened in the fall of 2010. It was designed by landscape architect Tom Leader and built by Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie. The park lies immediately south of the Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines through downtown Birmingham.

Properties In and Around Birmingham:

10751 Diamond Dr

$ 122.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 10751 Diamond Dr Proforma Information c [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 10751 Diamond Dr Proforma Information c [more]
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118 Kentwood Ave

$ 84.900
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 118 Kentwood Ave Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 118 Kentwood Ave Proforma Information con [more]
31 1.060 ft2full info
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1901 1st Street NE

$ 25.000
1901 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA 1469 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $25,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
1901 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA 1469 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $25,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
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2958 Browning Road

$ 68.000
2958 Browning Road, Bessemer, AL 35022 3 BR / 1 BA 1082 Sq. Ft. Built 1984 SALE PRICE: $68,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! ( [more]
2958 Browning Road, Bessemer, AL 35022 3 BR / 1 BA 1082 Sq. Ft. Built 1984 SALE PRICE: $68,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! ( [more]
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3212 Avenue C

$ 9.000
3212 Avenue C, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 968 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $9,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! (205) 87 [more]
3212 Avenue C, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 968 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $9,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! (205) 87 [more]
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1710 Dartmouth Avenue

$ 32.000
1710 Dartmouth Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 2 BA 1899 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $32,000 CONTACT US TODAY! [more]
1710 Dartmouth Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 2 BA 1899 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $32,000 CONTACT US TODAY! [more]
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1241 16th Pl SW

$ 11.900
1241 16th Place SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 1328 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $11,900 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
1241 16th Place SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 1328 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $11,900 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
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1534 Midway Street

$ 59.900
1534 Midway Street, Montgomery, AL 36110 3 BR / 1.5 BA 1,120 Sq. Ft. Built 1971 Property is currently rented for $6 [more]
1534 Midway Street, Montgomery, AL 36110 3 BR / 1.5 BA 1,120 Sq. Ft. Built 1971 Property is currently rented for $6 [more]
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3306 Berkley Avenue

$ 15.000
  3306 Berkley Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020 2 BR / 1 BA 680 Sq. Ft. Built 1956 SALE PRICE: $15,000 CONTACT US TO [more]
  3306 Berkley Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020 2 BR / 1 BA 680 Sq. Ft. Built 1956 SALE PRICE: $15,000 CONTACT US TO [more]
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915 Charles Cir

$ 84.900
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 915 Charles Cir Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 915 Charles Cir Proforma Information cont [more]
31.5 1.144 ft2full info
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Under Contract

200 Boxwood Cir

$ 69.900
Monthly Rent: $750 Annual Rent: $9,000 Check out the full proforma here: 200 Boxwood Cir Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $750 Annual Rent: $9,000 Check out the full proforma here: 200 Boxwood Cir Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.316 ft2full info
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Under Contract

616 Robison Dr

$ 86.900
Monthly Rent: $895 Annual Rent: $10,740 Check out the full proforma here: 616 Robison Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $895 Annual Rent: $10,740 Check out the full proforma here: 616 Robison Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
32 1.287 ft2full info
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Under Contract

100 Red Lane Cir

$ 84.900
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 100 Red Lane Cir Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 100 Red Lane Cir Proforma Information con [more]
31 1.308 ft2full info
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Under Contract

1719 & 1721 6th Pl Cir NW

$ 144.900
Monthly Rent: $1,555 Annual Rent: $18,660 Check out the full proforma here: 1719 & 1721 6th Pl NW Proforma Info [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,555 Annual Rent: $18,660 Check out the full proforma here: 1719 & 1721 6th Pl NW Proforma Info [more]
63 2.394 ft2full info
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Under Contract

1616 3rd Pl NW

$ 91.900
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 1616 3rd Pl NW Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 1616 3rd Pl NW Proforma Information conta [more]
32 1.425 ft2full info
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Under Contract

128 Rosebud Rd

$ 83.900
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 128 Rosebud Rd Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 128 Rosebud Rd Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.118 ft2full info
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Under Contract

2632 1st St NE

$ 91.900
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 2632 1st St NE Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 2632 1st St NE Proforma Information conta [more]
32 1.461 ft2full info
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Under Contract

1620 5th Pl NW

$ 104.900
Monthly Rent: $1.050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 1620 5th Pl NW Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1.050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 1620 5th Pl NW Proforma Information con [more]
32 1.433 ft2full info
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Under Contract

612 Fox Run Cir

$ 134.900
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full program here: 612 Fox Run Cir Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full program here: 612 Fox Run Cir Proforma Information con [more]
32 1.526 ft2full info
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248 S Hillcrest Rd

$ 139.900
Monthly Rent: $1,300 Annual Rent: $15,600 Check out the full program here: 248 S Hillcrest Rd Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,300 Annual Rent: $15,600 Check out the full program here: 248 S Hillcrest Rd Proforma Information [more]
32 1.612 ft2full info
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Under Contract

4882 Shadyview Dr

$ 89.900
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 4882 Shadyview Dr Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 4882 Shadyview Dr Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.056 ft2full info
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Under Contract

2628 2nd St NW

$ 84.900
Monthly Rent: $885 Annual Rent: $10,620 Check out the full program here: 2628 2nd St NW Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $885 Annual Rent: $10,620 Check out the full program here: 2628 2nd St NW Proforma Information contai [more]
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Under Contract

1006 Broadmoor Dr

$ 78.900
Monthly Rent: $825 Annual Rent: $9,900 Check out the full proforma here:  1006 Broadmoor Dr Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $825 Annual Rent: $9,900 Check out the full proforma here:  1006 Broadmoor Dr Proforma Information co [more]
31.5 1.166 ft2full info
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313 25th Ave NW

$ 89.900
Monthly Rent: $950 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 313 25th Ave NW Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $950 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 313 25th Ave NW Proforma Information cont [more]
31.5 1.140 ft2full info
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Under Contract

310 Fox Run Cir

$ 129.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 310 Fox Run Cir Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 310 Fox Run Cir Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.304 ft2full info
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Under Contract

949 N Martinwood Dr

$ 89.900
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 949 N Martinwood Dr Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 949 N Martinwood Dr Proforma Information [more]
32 1.435 ft2full info
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232 13th Ave NE

$ 88.900
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 232 13th Ave Profroma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $925 Annual Rent: $11,100 Check out the full proforma here: 232 13th Ave Profroma Information contain [more]
32 1.226 ft2full info
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3312 Afton Lane

$ 249.900
3312 Afton Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242 3 BR / 3.5 BA 2,872 Sq. Ft. Built 1982 **Finished Basement** SALE PRICE: $249 [more]
3312 Afton Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242 3 BR / 3.5 BA 2,872 Sq. Ft. Built 1982 **Finished Basement** SALE PRICE: $249 [more]
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13821 Hwy 216

$ 39.000
13821 Highway 216, Cottondale, AL 35453 3 BR / 1 BA 1,092 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $39,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
13821 Highway 216, Cottondale, AL 35453 3 BR / 1 BA 1,092 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $39,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
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Under Contract

1525 Meadow Lane

$ 21.990
1525 Meadow Lane, Birmingham AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 752 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $21,990 CONTACT US TODAY!! (20 [more]
1525 Meadow Lane, Birmingham AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 752 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $21,990 CONTACT US TODAY!! (20 [more]
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515 31st Street

515 31st Street, Birmingham, AL 35218 2 BR / 1 BA 864 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $20,900 Property has Tenant in [more]
515 31st Street, Birmingham, AL 35218 2 BR / 1 BA 864 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $20,900 Property has Tenant in [more]
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5205 Molton Gray Drive

$ 27.900
5205 Molton Gray Drive, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 1,032 Sq. Ft. Built 1950 SALE PRICE: $27,900 CONTACT US TO [more]
5205 Molton Gray Drive, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 1,032 Sq. Ft. Built 1950 SALE PRICE: $27,900 CONTACT US TO [more]
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405 10th Avenue

$ 16.000
405 10th Avenue, Midfield, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 1,173 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $16,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! (20 [more]
405 10th Avenue, Midfield, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 1,173 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $16,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! (20 [more]
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12513 Jerry Drive

$ 38.000
12513 Jerry Drive, Lake View, AL 35111 2 BR / 1 BA 1,000 Sq. Ft. Built 1995 SALE PRICE: $38,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
12513 Jerry Drive, Lake View, AL 35111 2 BR / 1 BA 1,000 Sq. Ft. Built 1995 SALE PRICE: $38,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
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2240 1st Street NE

$ 34.000
2240 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 2 BR / 1 BA 1,353 Sq. Ft. Built 1946 SALE PRICE: $34,000 CONTACT US TODAY! [more]
2240 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 2 BR / 1 BA 1,353 Sq. Ft. Built 1946 SALE PRICE: $34,000 CONTACT US TODAY! [more]
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1600 15th Avenue N

$ 10.000
1600 15th Avenue N, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 1,376 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $10,000 ***Property Has Ten [more]
1600 15th Avenue N, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 1,376 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $10,000 ***Property Has Ten [more]
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705 40th Street

$ 28.500
705 40th Street, Fairfield, AL 35064 2 BR / 1 BA 788 Sq. Ft. Built 1955 SALE PRICE: $28,500 Property has Section 8 [more]
705 40th Street, Fairfield, AL 35064 2 BR / 1 BA 788 Sq. Ft. Built 1955 SALE PRICE: $28,500 Property has Section 8 [more]
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5048 Stone Bridge Lane

$ 204.900
5048 Stone Bridge Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242 4 BR / 3.5 BA 3,454 Sq. Ft. Built 1986 SALE PRICE: $204,900 CONTACT US [more]
5048 Stone Bridge Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242 4 BR / 3.5 BA 3,454 Sq. Ft. Built 1986 SALE PRICE: $204,900 CONTACT US [more]
43.5 3.454 ft2full info
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7703 6th Ave N

$ 14.900
7703 6th Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35206 2 BR / 1 BA 1,186 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $14,900 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
7703 6th Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35206 2 BR / 1 BA 1,186 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $14,900 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
21 1.186 ft2full info
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5401 Mimosa Street

$ 19.900
5401 Mimosa Street, Gardendale, AL 35071 2 BR / 1 BA 1,098 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $19,900 CONTACT US TODAY! [more]
5401 Mimosa Street, Gardendale, AL 35071 2 BR / 1 BA 1,098 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 SALE PRICE: $19,900 CONTACT US TODAY! [more]
21 1.098 ft2full info
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